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I try to constantly evolve as a Buyers Representative and thus, continuously explore different 'urban niches' in this Midwestern prairie setting I now call home. In the past few years I have come to work with many 'middle aged' out of town buyers (as I once was myself) as well as a steady drip of suburban empty nesters wishing to 'reverse migrate' back into the city. For me at least, these groups have become part of the most exciting demographic movement in the Chicago housing market today. I'm here to tell you...50 is the new 30----or at the very least, a (2 comments)
I'm The Guy In The Blue Shirt - 03/22/07 02:23 PM
There was a time in the not so distant past when almost everyone I knew on a personal level was either already a Realtor, studying to be a Realtor, or thinking of becoming a Realtor--either that or a Mortgage Broker, our Siamese twin back in those white hot Housing days of Post-Y2K. (Remember that whole angst ridden countdown of months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, seconds...) Then poof! Either nothing happened or I'm just like that Bruce Willis character in The Sixth Sense who doesn't know he's a dead man yet.The country was 'abuzz on both Coasts, the Midwest and most places (1 comments)
"No Deal Howie..." - 03/14/07 11:05 AM
True Story:...I was having a discussion with another Realtor this week when he mentioned to me that he had just been 'fired' by his client. The scenario followed along these lines: The young agent had identified and scheduled Saturday showings for a series of condominiums in Chicago. At the end of the showing itinerary his clients (a young couple) expressed serious interest in one particular property but needed to board a plane and fly out of town the next day. The agent promised to get 'more information' and would 'touch base' again when they returned to town the following week. As (3 comments)
Loft At First Sight - 03/12/07 12:55 AM
I never saw a Loft in person until I relocated to Chicago 12 years ago. Coming from the more traditional housing stock of the East Coast, the name alone (for me, at least......Loft...ahhhh) denoted not only the promise of a unique and hiply appointed dwelling space but a heightened state of mental being. Only the coolest of cool people lived in Lofts, I was certain. A separate breed--Loft people, more than likely. Magazine people, for sure. And speaking of self-perception, I dared not peek too closely in the mirror back in that first blustery winter, nor into the passing panes of storefront (14 comments)
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